Microsoft’s Office suite for the iPhone and iPad is getting even better with a new update. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel have all been updated to bring integration with Outlook along with other improvements.
A sunny Outlook
In version 1.11 of all three apps, users can now send documents as an attachment with the pictured Outlook app. You’ll also be able to directly edit documents attached to or linked from an Outlook email.
That’s a long overdue improvement, and it should help turn more users onto the great third-party alternative to Apple’s stock email app.
It’s now also easier to share documents as you can invite people to help edit and grant them that permission directly from the apps.
Finally, the apps now support bi-directional text editing and complex script language for Arabic, Hebrew, and Thai.
Each app is universal for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. Users can view, create, and edit documents for free. More advanced functionality requires an Office 365 subscription, which starts at $6.99 per month and also gives users access to the entire Office suite on a Mac or PC.
While Microsoft has thankfully made it easier for iOS Office users to interact with Outlook, the company also recently introduced an interesting new take on email with the Send app.
Only available to Office 365 subscribers, the app brings text messaging simplicity to email. Designed for use in a business setting, you can send quick and easy emails to anyone. And the usual trappings of email, like subject lines, salutations, and signatures aren’t required. Send is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and can be downloaded now.
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